22 days in Montenegro Itinerary

22 days in Montenegro Itinerary

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22 days in Montenegro Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Zabljak
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Podgorica
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ulcinj
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kotor
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Lisbon

5
nights
Zabljak

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. Step out of the city life by going to Biogradska Gora and Piva Canyon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bobotov Kuk and Savin Kuk Ski Resort. When in Zabljak, make a side trip to see Waterfall Rafting Centre in Pluzine, approximately 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, take in breathtaking views at Tara River Canyon, have some family-friendly fun at Adventure Park Lovcen, and admire the engineering at Mratinje Dam.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zabljak day trip planning site .

Lisbon, Portugal to Zabljak is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Zabljak

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pluzine, Biogradska Gora, Mratinje Dam, Tara River Canyon
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Biogradska Gora ©
Biogradska Gora
Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Waterfall Rafting Centre ©
Waterfall Rafting Centre

5
nights
Podgorica

Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Popular historic sites such as Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja and The building of the former Embassy of Great Britain in Montenegro are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and The Monastery of Rezevici. Get out of town with these interesting Podgorica side-trips: Ostrog Monastery (in Dabojevici), Moraca Monastery (in Bare) and Virpazar (Virpazar-old-bridge & Fishing Charters & Tours). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraca River, don't miss a visit to Trg Republike, appreciate the history behind Monument to A.S. Pushkin and N.N. Goncharova, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lovcen National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Podgorica trip planner .

You can drive from Zabljak to Podgorica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ulcinj.

Things to do in Podgorica

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Virpazar, Moraca Monastery, The Monastery of Rezevici, Ostrog Monastery, The building of the former Embassy of Great Britain in Montenegro
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Wine Tours & Tastings
The Monastery of Rezevici ©
The Monastery of Rezevici
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Ulcinj

Ulcinj ©
Ulcinj is a town on the southern coast of Montenegro and the capital of Ulcinj Municipality. Step out of the city life by going to Milocher Park and Kamenovo Beach. Relax by the water at Perazica Do and Mogren Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Budva (Statua Ballerina, Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, & more), Jaz Beach (in Prijevor) and Petrovac (Gradiste monastary & St. Thomas Church). There's more to do: admire the striking features of Church Of Saint John.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ulcinj holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Podgorica to Ulcinj takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Ulcinj

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Budva, Petrovac, Milocher Park, Jaz Beach, Church Of Saint John
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Milocher Park ©
Milocher Park
Kamenovo Beach ©
Kamenovo Beach
Perazica Do ©
Perazica Do

7
nights
Kotor

Kotor ©
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Nikola Church and Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovcen. You'll get in some beach time at Ploce Beach and Ponta Seljanova plaza. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotor: Herceg-Novi (Savina Monastery & Church of Sabbas the Sanctified). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Stari Grad Kotor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery and Church of St. Clare, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and admire the striking features of Sea Gate.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Kotor trip planner.

Getting from Ulcinj to Kotor by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Ulcinj in August, Kotor is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Perast, Herceg-Novi, Spiljari, Ploce Beach, Ponta Seljanova plaza
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St. Nikola Church ©
St. Nikola Church
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Church of Blazena Ozana ©
Church of Blazena Ozana

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